Well if you are a gentlewomen of course you alreadyknow how to drink whiskey, it’s in your hand right now has you are reading this.But if you are like the others who don’t have a drink in their hand, maybe you just don’t have any whiskey to drink, or maybe you don’t know how to drink it. This guide can help you.
But first! A little info on whiskey.
Whiskey, meaning “water” in Gaelic , is a type of distilled alcoholic made from fermented grain mash. It various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn (maize), rye, and wheat. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak. These different ingredients make up your:
(My favorites below)
SCOTCH (SINGLE MALT)
All taste different though depending on where it is produced, Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada, and Japan.
Now that you got a good idea on what is what, let’s drink!
Ok so let’s say we are at a bar (or at home if we have the ingredients), and you are a beginner at getting into the whiskey game, I suggest that you start with something flavorful and delicious. The Whiskey Sour.
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 1/2 oz Bourbon whiskey (Knob Creek)
Yup that’s simple enough for you to get in to the whiskey game. It’s sweet, simple, with a lil hint of the whiskey that you know there’s something there, but you didn’t know that it was whiskey giving you that small kick.
Now you say that you’ve tried that but it’s not strong enough? Ok I got you! Let’s kick it up a notch.
JACK AND COKE
2oz Jack Daniels
3oz Coke (Cherry Coke for more flavor)
Classic rock star drink that is always a favorite anywhere you go and is sure show your badass side as well.
Ok so what if you want to just chill and not party like a rock star and end up in the back of a cop car.
Here you go, Old Fashioned
1 1/2oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey (Makers Mark)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 sugar cube
Splash of club soda (or orange juice)
Smooth and mellow with hints of orange aromas. This stuff is good to sip on all night with a good book, and great music comfy in your favorite pajamas. Yup!
By now you should be on a good one, talking about how you can’t believe you’ve drinking whiskey the whole night. Then you see what I am drinking, with a curious face you ask me, “what’s that?”
2oz Blue Label Johnny Walker
On the rocks.
Smooth and strong, no frills or fruits. Best value for pricier whiskey whenever you want to get the whole whiskey flavor, with or without ice. When ordering just say, (insert whiskey name) straight up on the rocks or neat (no ice). This can be ordered for any spirit.
Well I hope you like my little tutorial on what is whiskey and how to drink. These drinks suggestions are all in my opinion on what is good. Of course you can google “different whiskey drinks” and you will get a million hits, but I think this was good to describe different senerios on which a whiskey drink is called for. You do have other times where you might be on a budget then I would suggest Jameson because it a basic that can go with any of these drinks and won’t hurt your pocket. But if you are looking for little more of an investment or gift Johnny Walker Black (0r Green) Labels or Macallan 21.
If you can’t seem to find these drinks at your local grocery store, try:
Or your local liquor store
Remember! Drink responsibly, don’t drink and drive, and Uber everywhere